The Big Picture has some spectacular photos from the opening of the Beijing Olympics. With over 15,000 performers and a budget that made Water World look like my grad film I think it’s safe to say it was the most amazing Olympic opener to date. The fireworks may have been fake but these photos are 100% real.
According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images from “Translated Vase” below.